Make a Donation to UPAC
UPAC is a completely nonpartisan entity that identifies and supports a select group of New York State candidates who share our mission, vision and values. Candidates who seek the endorsement of Unshackle Upstate and the support of UPAC must score an 85 percent or better on our annual scorecard based on incumbents voting records and candidate questionnaires. A rigorous interview process is also conducted.
In 2012, 26 of our 31 endorsed candidates won election, thanks in part to UPAC financial support and our boots-on-the-ground efforts.
Your generous donation of $25, $100, $500 or more will directly fund our political action team’s efforts to endorse and strategically support candidates in the most important elections across New York.
But we cannot do it alone.
To be effective, we need your support. Downstate special interests have already raised millions and are desperate to reclaim lost ground. The billionaire Soros Family and their union allies have already declared they will spend whatever resources are necessary to defeat Upstate Senate candidates this fall, eliminating the last vestige of Upstate influence in Albany and paving the way for a return to the failed tax and spend philosophy that nearly bankrupted New York in 2009.
Unshackle Upstate created UPAC, its political action committee, for the specific purpose of combatting the downstate, tax-and-spend dynamic that has brought our state to the brink.
Together, we must unite behind incumbents who have demonstrated they share our values and commitment to Upstate, and also identify and support challengers to the Albany politicians who have sold us out.
Please join us today.
Make a donation to UPAC and help us bring a new attitude to Albany, and a new group of leaders who will actively support the business and taxpayer community by reducing taxes and creating more private sector jobs.
Time is running short, and New York State's future is at stake